This blog is for English actress, cakemaker and writer Jane Asher, with many pictures and accurate information of one of the most beautiful rock muses from the 20th century.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Poirot's Three Act Tragedy, 2010

Jane Asher as Lady Mary and David Suchet as Hercule Poirot in "Poirot" TV series' chapter "Tjhree Act Tragedy", originally aired on January 3rd, 2010.


The inoffensive Reverend Babbington chokes to death at a cocktail party he is attending with his wife at the home of famous actor Sir Charles Cartwright. Some time later Sir Bartholomew Strange, an eminent doctor and friend of Cartwright, also dies of poisoning at a dinner party he is giving miles away. There appears to be no link between the two deaths but Poirot, assisted by Cartwright, offers to help Superintendent Crossfield in the investigation and discovers that a mysterious butler with a birthmark on his wrist was hired for the night and appeared to share a joke with the dead doctor. This man has now vanished and would seem to the killer. A third death, that of a sanatorium patient who has written to Poirot, would appear to link to the doctor's murder and there is certainly a secret which somebody will go to any lengths to conceal - but who would gain from the death of a harmless old vicar? 

Photos 1 to 11) ITV/REX/Shutterstock
Photo 12) aveleyman.com
Photo 13) lens-view.com

Monday, 25 July 2016

East Lynne, 1982

October 1st, 1982 - Filming of the BBC Christmas melodrama 'East Lynne' in Somerset. Pictures shows: Rodney Bewes (as Raymond Vane), Jane Asher (as Emma Vane), Kenneth Connor (as Mr. Dill), Gemma Craven (as Barbara Hare) and Martin Shaw (as Archibald Carlyle).

East Lynne is an English sensation novel of 1861 by Ellen Wood. A Victorian bestseller, it is remembered chiefly for its elaborate and implausible plot, centring on infidelity and double identities.
The book was originally serialised in The New Monthly Magazine between January 1860 and September 1861, being issued as a three-volume novel on 19 September 1861.
Lady Isabel Carlyle, a beautiful and refined young woman, leaves her hard-working lawyer-husband, Carlyle, and her infant children to elope with an aristocratic suitor, Francis Levison, after wrongfully suspecting and becoming jealous of her husband's friendship with Barbara Hare. However once abroad with Levison she realises he has no intention of marrying her, despite her now having had his child, now illegitimate. After he deserts her, and she bears their illegitimate child, Lady Isabel is disfigured in a train accident and the child is killed. Following this Isobel is able to take the position of governess in the household of her former husband and his new wife allowing her to be close to her children but which also becomes a source of great misery. The pressure of keeping up a façade and being constantly reminded that her husband has moved on eventually physically weakens her. On her deathbed she tells all to Carlyle who forgives her.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Jane and Paul at the Prince of Wales theatre, 1963

Paul Mccartney at the Prince of Wales Theatre with 17-year old girlfriend actress Jane Asher. 
She was 17 years old when she first met the Beatles on 18 April 1963 as they were appearing on the BBC radio broadcast 'Swingin' Sound' at the Royal Albert Hall. The romance became public when they were snapped by a photographer as they left the Prince of Wales Theatre after attending Neil Simon's play 'Never Too Late'. 

Photo 1) Trinity Mirror / Mirrorpix / Alamy Stock Photo.
Photo 2) The Gilly tumblr blog.
Photo3) From the net. If it's yours, please, comment below and I'll give you full credit! Thanks!

Monday, 18 July 2016

Chris Barham shots, 1998

February 24th, 1998 - Jane Asher portrayed by Chris Barham.

Daily Mail /REX/Shutterstock.

Friday, 15 July 2016

'Peter Pan' cut, 1978

November 7, 1978 - In a top Knightsbridge salon Jane has her long red hair cut short for her lead role on the London stage in the annual classic “Peter Pan.” Following in the tradition of many great actresses who have portrayed the boy who never wants to grow up, Jane opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre for a season of two performances daily starting Dec. 20, 1978 thru the New Year. 

The Glasgow Herald – Nov. 8, 1978
Jane loses her crowning glory to a Peter Pan cut – for panto
WHAT a difference a hair style can make. No one knows better than actress Jane Asher who had to sacrifice her crowning glory yesterday in the cause of a Christmas theatre tradition. On the left she gives her tresses a last comb before being given the Peter Pan cut on the right. Jane is to play Peter, the little boy who would not grow up, in the production of J. M. Barrie’s classic opening at the Shaftsbury Theatre, London, on December 20.

Photo 1) Scan found via news.google.com
Photo 2) Alamy.com
Photos 3 & 6) From an ebay auction listing.
Photo 4) From Circus magazine, January 16, 1979 issue. From Lady Jane yahoo group.   
Photos 5 & 8) Found on the net. If it’s yours, please let me know and I’ll give you full credit!
Photo 7 & info) Lady Jane group at yahoo!

Monday, 11 July 2016

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, 2016

Jane Asher and Gerald Scarfe arrive to celebrate the 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction at the Royal Festival Hall on June 8, 2016 in London, England.

Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for Baileys.

Friday, 8 July 2016

People of the Year Awards, 2000

Josie Russell (C), who survived a murder attempt, at the People of The Year Awards at London Hilton Hotel in Park Lane, with fellow nominees, five-times Olympic gold medallist rower Steve Redgrave, television gardener Charlie Dimmock (L) and actress Jane Asher. Russell won the awards.

Photos 1 to 4) Fiona Hanson / PA Archive/Press Association Images.
Photos 5 & 6) Starstock/Photoshot Photo.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Jane in New York, 1967

February 17th, 1967 - Jane Asher in New York where she was performing with the Bristol Old Vic.

Photo by Vic DeLucia/New York Post Archives / © NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images.

Friday, 1 July 2016

South Bank Sky Arts Awards, 2016

Jane Asher, Gerald Scarfe, Lord Melvyn  Bragg, Twiggy and Leigh Lawson attend the The South Bank Sky Arts Awards, airing on Wednesday 8th June on Sky Arts, at The Savoy Hotel on June 5, 2016 in London, England.

Photos 1 & 2) Contactmusic
Photos 3 to 16) Dave J. Hogan, Dave M. Bennett, Danny Martindale & John Phillips/Getty Images.
Photos 17 & 18) Tom Nicholson/REX FEATURES